Britpop’s bitter feud to become West End show
THE bitter pop war between rival bands Oasis and Blur is to be turned into a new West End musical.
Former record company boss Alan Mcgee has teamed up with Trainspotting writer Irvine Welsh to write the stage show.
It’ll chart the history of Mcgee’s Creation Records – the label that brought the world Britpop and launched Oasis’ breakthrough album Definitely Maybe in 1994.
And the explosive feud between Damon Albarn’s Blur and Noel and Liam Gallagher’s Oasis will be the main focus of the storyline.
The plot will include their 1995 chart battle, when both released singles on the same day.
Straight-talking Scot Mcgee, 51, said: “We’re one meeting in on this one, and it feels good.”
It’s not yet known who will play Liam, 39, or Damon, 43 – but the rock icons are sure to be keeping a watchful eye on any future castings.
One source said: “Flamboyant John Barrowman has cheekily enquired about the role of Liam, but he’s unlikely to win it.”
Meanwhile, the musical will also feature songs from a whole host of Britpop bands, including Pulp, Shed Seven, Elastica, Super Furry Animals and Sleeper.
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has MAD FOR IT: Oasis’ Liam (left) and Blur’s
BARROWMAN: Keen to play Liam